Natural Gas Articles

US natural gas stockpile low; price could spike next winter

NEW YORK — The United States faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country’s fracking boom, threatening more price spikes as energy companies struggle to replenish stockpiles drained to critically low levels after a brutal winter. As the coldest winter in 30 years thaws across North America, some experts worry that stockpiles […]

Infographic: The Climate Risks of Natural Gas

What are the climate risks of generating more U.S. electricity from natural gas? The U.S. electricity system is going through its biggest transformation in half a century as old and inefficient coal plants reach the ends of their lifespans and are retired. The choices we make to replace them will determine our electricity sources for […]

Is the U.S. Too Dependent on Natural Gas for Electricity?

It used to be that coal was king when it came to generating the electricity needed to keep America’s lights on. Cheaper and less volatile than energy sources such as oil, coal plants sprouted up in droves following the Arab oil embargo in 1973, promising consumers inexpensive, reliable energy. But heightened sensitivity to environmental challenges, […]

U.S. report predicts rising natural gas prices in 2013-14

Marcellus Shale drillers who have had to cut costs and disassemble rigs because of recent record-low natural gas prices should expect a reprieve over the next two years, according to the latest projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of natural gas is expected to increase by almost a dollar in 2013, […]

Propane Vs. Natural Gas

Natural gas is made up of several gases including propane, butane, ethane and mostly consists of methane. While propane is a part of natural gas in its raw state, it is a hydrocarbon separated from the other gases at gas processing facilities. The propane that is separated during this process is stored and sold to […]

In New England, a Natural Gas Trap

Electricity prices in New England have been four to eight times higher than normal in the last few weeks, as the region’s extreme reliance on natural gas for power supplies has collided with a surge in demand for heating. Frigid temperatures and the snowstorm that hammered parts of the Northeast last week have revived concerns […]

Natural Gas producers are concerned about the future

More than 500 industry people gathered in Jackson this week for the 17th Annual Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair. Wyoming Public Radio’s energy and natural resources reporter, Stephanie Joyce was there, and she joins us now to talk about the event. BOB BECK: So, what are the biggest issues on the mind of Wyoming’s oil […]

Is Spike in Natural Gas Prices Imminent?

Natural gas inventories are at a 10-year low following the recent brutal winter, and price increases are likely, due to potential shortages, particularly in the event of another cold winter, according to a recent article on The article connects the dots between the current low inventory and the anticipated rate of replenishment and detects […]